Nick Skelton triumphs in Rio

Nick Skelton achieved his career-crowning glory by winning the Olympic individual showjumping title in Rio on Friday. The 58-year-old from Alcester in Warwickshire became the oldest Olympic gold medallist in equestrian history and the second oldest in British sport since 1908. He also gave Britain a first Olympic individual showjumping medal of any colour since […]

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Breaking news: Nick Skelton wins Britain’s first-ever individual gold in showjumping

An immaculate performance by Nick Skelton and Big Star saw the pair win individual showjumping gold ahead of Sweden’s Peder Fredricson, who took silver, and Canada’s Eric Lamaze, who took bronze. Skelton jumped double clear in the first two rounds and made it through to the jump off, which saw him pitted against Fredricson, Lamaze, […]

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Nick Skelton and Ben Maher secure a place in the showjumping individual final

Great Britain’s showjumpers could end a difficult week on a high after Nick Skelton and Ben Maher qualified for Friday’s Olympic individual final in Rio. Twenty-four hours after Skelton, Maher, Michael Whitaker and John Whitaker crashed out of the team competition in round one, Skelton and Maher returned with Big Star and Tic Tac, respectively, […]

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Britain is out of the showjumping team final in Rio

Great Britain’s Olympic showjumping team title defence ended in frustration on Tuesday, August 16. The British quartet of Nick Skelton, Ben Maher—who both helped Britain win gold at London 2012—Michael Whitaker and John Whitaker failed to reach Wednesday’s second round after finishing 12th of 15 teams. John Whitaker’s score of 23 faults aboard Ornellaia was […]

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